Category Archives: Books with science links

How to Swallow a Pig

How to Swallow a Pig: Step by Step Advice from the Animal Kingdom by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page is an animal guide in a spot-on deadpan tone that gives tons of information while managing to be a page-turner. Unexpected … Continue reading

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1 Big Salad: A Delicious Counting Book

Juana Medina‘s creative counting book starts with “one avocado deer”, which is a photographed avocado with antlers and a deer body inked in. The adorable illustrations grow into a colourful and playful salad recipe, complete with a recipe for dressing … Continue reading

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Worm Weather

Worm Weather is an ode to playing outside, even in rainy, wormy weather. Jean Taft‘s prose is short and poetic, fun to read aloud. There are rhymes, but it never stretches too hard and stays rhythmic and lively throughout. Matt Hunt’s … Continue reading

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Mother Bruce

Bruce, a bear who lived by himself, didn’t like many things, especially cute little animals. When one of his egg recipes goes wrong, he finds himself with four goslings who calling him “Mama”. These goslings take their imprinting so seriously that they … Continue reading

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Forest Has a Song

I’m ready for spring, and while I can’t move to a warmer climate or force my tulips to bloom outside, I can read this lovely book of poems about the forest. Today I heard a pinecone fall (from “Invitation”) are the … Continue reading

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Sun and Moon

A modern-day fable about the sun and moon switching places, Sun and Moon by Lindsey Yankey is a beautiful picture book about the idea that someone else has it better. Moon imagines that sun has many more beautiful sights, and so he … Continue reading

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Redwoods

Jason Chin‘s nonfiction picture book,  Redwoods, takes us on one boy’s visit to the home of redwoods. Did you know that plants grow in the crevasses of redwoods? Did you know that a whole ecosystem exists in the redwood canopy, never touching or … Continue reading

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Terrible Typhoid Mary: True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America

Before reading Susan Campbell Bartoletti‘s middle grade book about her, I did not know much about Typhoid Mary. In fact, I thought she was a fictional character. I was wrong. She was a real person, who cooked for many families in … Continue reading

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In

With a palette of black, white and yellow, Nikki McClure portrays intricate and varied ways to stay “in”, until halfway through the book, our main character wants to go “out”. But this character doesn’t want to go out in the … Continue reading

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Animal Facts to Make You Smile!

Each page in Grace Hansen‘s Animal Facts to Make You Smile! has one unique and strange fact about an animal with a close-up photograph to match. Some of the facts are laugh-out-loud; all are true and will boost any child’s trivia knowledge, … Continue reading

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